During this induced cataplectic
state, they noted that rapid eye movements occurred cyclically every 30 minutes.
attacks may affect as many as 25,000 of the estimated 135,000 U.
0411), no statistically significant association was found between tricyclic antidepressant therapy and the REM-sleep symptom ratings in these cataplectic
narcoleptics (cataplexy: [chi square] = 1.
attack may involve only a slight feeling of weakness and limp muscles (i.
Atypical cataplexy, which involves a cataplectic
event that is not initiated by an emotional event such as laughter, is only associated with hypocretin deficiency in 20 per cent of cases (8).
The doctor added: "If Philip had a cataplectic
attack in these circumstances he would lose control of his arms and, in particular, he would lose control of his legs and wouldn't be able to brake.
Father -of-two David had his first cataplectic
attack 12 years ago, when it was thought his frequent naps were down to a hectic work schedule.